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Springridge Celebrates 90th Anniversary

posted 11 Jul 2018, 16:48 by June Miller, MCA Communications
Springridge Celebrates 90th Anniversary
photos by Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

Around 150 people showed up to celebrate Springridge's 90th Anniversary on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1.

The congregation, birthed on July 20, 1928 as Blumenthaler Mennonite Church, consisted of Russian immigrants from both Mennonite-Brethren and General Conference (GC) Mennonite families.

The fifty-six member church met in homes until a meeting house was completed on July 20, 1935. To procure supplies, a dilapidated hotel in Ft. Macleod was purchased for $300. Lumber was salvaged to erect the original structure.Above picture is the reenactment.
Pictured above is Ella Frose. She has been part of Springridge Mennonite for 70 of the 90 years.

Since 1969 the church has been know as Springridge Mennonite Church. The congregation transitioned from German to English in the 1950s.